Having occupied Bran Castle for some 500 years, the famous Count Dracula has decided to put his historic Romanian fortress up for sale. “It’s just a pain to keep the place heated in the winter” he stated. With some frustration he added “Plus, the tourists are relentless. You would think these people actually want to have their blood consumed and be damned for all eternity.”
Bran Castle has been a popular tourist destination after a property acquisition by the Count in London went awry and became highly publicized. The event was considered quite a scandal and involved several instances of biting and staking. Jonathan Harker, the solicitor in charge of the deal, could not be reached for comment.
“Moving will be tough” the 500-something-year-old, thrice cursed, undead, bringer of despair admitted. “I’ll have to move a lot of Transylvanian dirt, lest I be consumed in the flames of holy retribution because I forgot to sleep on the soil of my homeland… again.” The Count told sources that he is considering something tropical for his new lair.
In all seriousness, the castle that inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula in Romania is up for sale. The current owners, both in their seventies, are looking for someone to carry on the promotion of the historical and fictional significance of the famous Romanian fortress. The castle is a popular tourist spot both because of Dracula, and it’s real residents, that have included Saxons, Hungarians, Teutonic Knights, and of course, Vlad the Impaler. The rumored price is going to be around $80 million.
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